It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
– e.e. cummings
It’s so hard to believe that nearly two months have passed since our big trip, and yet we’ve been so busy that at times it’s hard to believe we were even gone at all! Continue reading “The Great Garden Expansion”
My blog has been sorrily neglected this past month for a couple of reasons, one being that I was hammered with a wicked flu at the beginning of March, the second (and much more exciting) being that Fabien and I (at this point, health much improved) went on vacation to New Zealand!
Those who dwell among the beauties and the mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
– Rachel Carson
Before Fabien and I were ever in a position to grow our own food, we were very budget-conscious when it came to grocery shopping. Continue reading “You Say Tomato”
Our zucchini harvest last summer was insane and Fabien is in part to thank (blame??) for it! Continue reading “Zucchini-ful Muffins”
There is nothing I dislike more than collecting dirty eggs covered in chicken turds. Continue reading “Roll Away Nesting Box”
The only subscription that Fabien and I have to anything is Netflix.
Our 24 chickens live in a rather eclectic area of our farm. Continue reading “Meet the Gang”
You can’t become self-sufficient by simply waking up one morning and saying: “Alright, today’s the day!” …though I would say that my own moment of enlightenment happened in roughly the same way.
A lot of people wonder why we would even bother with a self-sufficient lifestyle. It’s a lot of work and you’re tied to the land, and there are many plants and animals that depend on you for survival.
But I would argue that those reasons are exactly why we like it so much. Continue reading “But Why?”
I always knew I wanted a simple life. Continue reading “The Journey Begins”